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Bryan Life 

A publication of Bryan College 
Volume 36, Number 3 

Editorial Office: 



P.O. Box 7000 
Dayton, TN 37321-7000 
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I Remember Bryan - Page 18 
Come Back Here - Page 19 
Lion Tracks - Page 20 



Athletics Honors 

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President 



Vice President for Advancement Director of Alumni Relations 

Blake Hudson David Tromanhauser, '80 



Editor 

Tom Davis, '06H 

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Dean Bell 



Director of Development 

Steve Keck 



Database & Office Manager 

Tanice Pendergrass 



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Office Assistant and Event Planner 

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A\ letter from the 





Then the Lord said to Moses, 
"Is there any limit to my power?" 

Numbers 11:23 

We often neglect to praise the incomparable God Whom we 
serve — the God who is the Creator of the measureless universe, 
our world, and everything in it. How great is our God! To Him we 
owe gratitude for these examples of His protection, provision, and 
purpose given to us individually and corporately through Bryan 
College: 

• For His protection of our country and the many Bryan 
alumni who have served and are serving their country 
well in our armed forces. As you read this edition of 
Bryan Life, you will be encouraged by the profiles of 
outstanding alumni living out Bryan's mission as 
servants of Christ making a difference in our world. 

• For His provision that is manifest in so many ways. The 
greatest demonstration of His provision is in the form of 
His Son Jesus, who satisfies the requirements of a holy God 
for sinful man and continues to intercede for all believers 
before God's throne. 

• As I look at the progress being made on our new entrance, Landes Way, I am 
reminded that nothing is impossible with our God (Luke 1:37). 

• Our enrollment applications continue to run far ahead of this time last year. To 
accommodate the housing needs of our growing student body, the beautiful new 
Townhouses at Bryan Commons have been framed and will be ready this fall with 
66 beds. We are also making preparations for our brand new golf and softball 
programs that will field teams this coming year. 

• The Master of Arts program in Christian Studies will begin this spring at our 
Chattanooga campus, and the Aspire program continues to open new campuses for 
our degree completion program. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Chase as 
our new Dean of Adult and Graduate Studies. Dr. Chase, who most recently served 
as associate vice president for the College of Adult and Professional Studies at 
Indiana Wesleyan University, will oversee the growth of our nontraditional 
programs. 

• For His purpose for Bryan. As Vision 2020 becomes a reality, our motto of Christ 
Above All remains constant. Educating students to serve with excellence through 
many vocations while making a difference for Christ's Kingdom is still 
Bryan's heartbeat. 

I invite you to come and see all that God is doing at Bryan through your ongoing support and investment in 
the lives of our students. 



Stephen D. Livesay 



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enlisted personnel, fliers 
and "ground-pounders/ 7 
chaplains and medics; but they are 
all Bryan alumni, all Christians, all 
serving their country in the armed 
forces. 

While their numbers may be 
dwarfed by the ranks of teachers, 
business professionals, and 
ministers, alumni in the military 
make their career decisions just 
like other alumni do - pursuing 
a life-long dream, a particular 
interest, a sense of calling. 

A common thread runs through 
the stories of alumni who joined 
the service: patriotism, a desire 
to make a difference serving the 



choosing 

any other 

occupation. His 

initial decision to 

join the Marine 

Corps was fueled 

by a sense of patriotic 

obligation, but he stayed because 

he and his wife sensed God's 

confirmation each time they came 

to a decision point. 

Another Marine, 1st Lt. 
Jonathan Lucas who received his 
commission during his Bryan 
graduation ceremony in 2007, sees 
his position as an opportunity to 
serve. 

"I love our enlisted Marines/ 7 




country, and 
alums, the 
post-9/11 
States has 
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realization 

that the United! 

enemies who 

destroy it. 

Mastin 

Robeson, '76, 
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retired as a 
major general 
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he said. "They are the ones who 
do the nitty gritty work on a day- 
to-day basis, serving the people 
here in the U.S. As a platoon 
commander, I have the privilege 
of leading these young men/ 7 

The Air Force has provided 
Capt. Aaron Strode, 7 02, the 
opportunity to fulfill a dream to be 
a military pilot, and Capt. Michael 
Landry, '03, the chance to fly as a 
B-52 radar navigator. 

A number of alumni are Army 
chaplains, including Capts. Tim 
Fary, 7 95; Mark Olson, 7 90; and 

Maj. Gen. Mastin Robeson, center, is 
pictured during his retirement ceremony. 

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Pete Stone, 
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Capt. Olson explained 
that a chaplain is "called to 
minister to every soldier, 
Christian, non-Christian, or with 
no belief. We minister to the 
emotional, spiritual, and 
somewhat to the physical 
needs of our soldiers. 77 

Capt. Stone 

added, 

"It's a very 

fulfilling 

ministry. I feel 

like I am able to have 

an impact on people's 

lives. This is ministry 

outside church walls. 77 
Maj. Gen. Robeson points 

out that chaplains are not 

the only personnel who 
can have a spiritual influence. 
"I've run into the same question 
throughout my Marine Corps 
career - 'Why don't you get 
out and become a chaplain?' 
Chaplains have a very valuable 
ministry, but I had opportunities 
that chaplains did not have. 
Not to take anything away from 
the terrific role that chaplains 
play, but as a fellow grunt and 
warrior I had a unique ministry 
and credibility with my Marines 
that only a fellow warrior could 
have. Every Christian is called to 
full-time Christian service... to be a 
missionary where God plants us. 
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Capt. Landry said at times 
military service can highlight the 
divide between believers and non- 
believers. "I don't think Fve ever 
been in any other situation where 
Fve more intensely experienced 
the tension that comes from being 
in the world but not of it." 

1st Lt. Lucas has a similar 
perspective. "The U.S. military 
is a challenging organization to 
belong to. We're pretty strict on 
the proficiency and standards 
we expect from each other, so 
you have to work hard to stay 
sharp and be respected. It's 
obviously a spiritually challenging 
environment as well/ 7 

The challenges also offer 
opportunities. Maj. Gen. Robeson 
said highlights of his 34-year 
career included "working with 
and leading some of our most 




talented 
and selfless 
American 
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care of their 
families; returning 
to America a better 
warrior-citizen; and 
J witnessing to them 
and living Christ before 
them on a daily basis." 

Capt. Olson agreed: "Basically, 
what we (chaplains) do is love on 

Photo by David Beisner, Senior 



soldiers day-by-day." 

Capt. Landry said the 
decision to become part of 
the military service, with the 
understanding that personnel 
may be called on to kill enemy 
combatants, does not pose a 
challenge to his Christian faith. 

"Some would say one cannot 
be a Christian and serve in 
the military, or at least in the 
capacity in which I do. I would 
respectfully disagree. I don't see 
how you can make that case from 
Scripture. War is a horrible thing, 
but no one is ever reprimanded 
in Scripture merely for taking 
part in it. In some places the 
opposite is true. Also, you have 
to take into account what would 
happen if people who follow 
Christ never participate in war. I 
shudder to think about a modern 
war conducted by people with no 

knowledge of God. 

"Do I enjoy the thought of 
killing people? Absolutely not. 
But I am in a position where I 
can directly help effect a swift, 
decisive conclusion to the next 
war, and that is the best you can 
hope for in a fallen world." 

Alumni in the military seem to 
have as diverse a view of the value 
of their Bryan education as do 
other alums. Maj. Gen. Robeson 
put it succinctly: "Any success a 
Christian enjoys on this earth is 
the direct result of a yielded life 
and placing Christ Above All." 

Capt. Fary said the Bryan 




worldview emphasis has been 
critical for him. That "gives me 
the opportunity to work well with 
people from a variety of cultures 
and backgrounds. Understanding 
my own presuppositions and 
reasons for them assists me as I 
interact with others." 

For Capt. Landry, his Bryan 
education "taught me to think 
about what I believe and why 
I believe it. Bryan also taught 
me how to dig deep and push 
through when you're stressed out 
and busy to get a job done." 

And 1st Lt. Lucas learned 
that "Bryan believes strongly in 
Christians being involved in every 
part of society and culture. I take 
this to include being in a Marine 
infantry battalion. It can be a 
very high profile job with a large 
impact made at the small unit 
level. 

"Please don't forget to pray for 
Christians in the military, that 
God will be glorified by their 
performance and actions." 








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CAPTAIN TIMOTHY FART 

Communication Arts, 1995 

Master of Divinity, Reformed Theological Seminary, 

Orlando, Fla. 

Chaplain, U.S. Army 

Assigned as a student to the Chaplain Captain's 
Career Course, U.S. Army Chaplain Center and 
School, Fort Jackson, S.C. 

Why did you enter the military service? The 

opportunity to serve my country both as a clergyman 
and as a soldier was very appealing. The fact that 
my father was a combat veteran was also very 
influential. 

What are highlights of your military experience? 

The opportunities Fve had to minister to young men 
and women under serious duress due to the rigors of 
combat. 

What difficulties have you faced? Three tours in 
Iraq, away from (wife) Sarah (Kiney, '93) and my 
young children has been the most difficult part of my 
service to God and country. 

How did your Bryan education prepare you for 
your present responsibilities? A broad liberal arts 
education with an emphasis on a biblical worldview 
has proven very helpful as my military service gives 
me the opportunity to work with people from a 
variety of cultures and backgrounds. Understanding 
my own presuppositions and reasons for them assists 
me as I interact with others. 



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Biology, 2008 

Completed military schooling including National 
Registry of Emergency Medical Technician and 
combat casualty care of wounded soldiers 
Healthcare specialist, U.S. Army 



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Job Responsibilities? While deployed, I am one 
medic for up to 12 men. I carry a military issued 
M4 assualt rifle and a standard issued M9 Beretta 
9mm. I shoot the enemy to protect my patients. I 
work on patients while under enemy fire, all the time 
willing to give my life so that they may have theirs. 
I drive and operate an uparmored Humvee with .50 
cal turret attached to the top. Stateside, I work sick 
call trying to make sure that my soldiers are in top 
physical condition. I train with them, making sure 
first that they are safe, and second to show them that 
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soldier. In my mind I show them that I am the best 
of the best, so that when things go wrong they know 
that "Doc" is going to be there to bring them back. 

Why did you enter military service? I joined because 
I know that to serve this great nation is an amazing 
honor, and probably because I was born and raised 
Army. My father served in the United States Army 
for 22 years, retiring at the rank of master sergeant. 

Highlights of your military experience? The day I 

returned home from my initial military training I had 
the luxury of sitting next to two gentlemen who had 
served our nation in previous military endeavors. 
Hearing their stories and having them thank me for 
my service was beyond worldly description. 




CAPTAIN MICHAEL LANDRY 

Communication Arts, 2003 
Master of Arts in Industrial /Organizational 
Psychology, Louisiana Tech University 
U.S. Air Force, B-52 radar navigator 

What are your responsibilities? Aircraft navigation, 
systems management, weapons employment. 

Why did you enter military service? 9/11 happened 
during my junior year at Bryan. I remember 
watching on the TV in Woodlee / E wing dorm as the 
second tower fell. I realized that there were people 
out there who wanted to kill Americans, and decided 
that I wanted an active role in protecting our nation 
from its enemies. 

What are highlights of your military experience? 

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way Fve been stretched to do things I used to think I 
couldn't do. 

What difficulties have you faced? Being a Christian 
in an operational flying squadron is not easy I don't 
think Fve ever been in any other situation where Fve 
more intensely experienced the tension that comes 
from being in the world, but not of it. Also, moving 
to new places and having to say good-bye to your 
last home and then establish a new one is never a 
picnic. 

How did your Bryan education prepare you for 
your present responsibilities? Bryan taught me to 
think about what I believe and why I believe it, and 
that has had a profound impact on the decisions 
Fve made along the way. Bryan also taught me 
how to dig deep and push through when you're 
stressed out and busy to get the job done. That's an 
invaluable skill for a military officer. I also completed 
my Master's degree last year, and was more than 
adequately prepared to take that on, thanks to Bryan. 

Has your military service created special challenges 
for your family? Yes. Jodi and I have been away 
from our families our entire marriage, and there are 
things back home that we have missed out on. It 
definitely got harder after kids came along. 



1ST LIEUTENANT JONATHAN LUCAS 

Biology, 2007 

Completed the Basic Officer course and Infantry 

Officer course 

Marine Corps rifle platoon commander 

What are your responsibilities? Officially, I am 
responsible for training my unit to perform mission- 
essential tasks. I must be proficient with all weapon 
systems within the platoon. It basically boils down 
to the fact that in the military, or any other job, there 
are a lot of times you follow orders and do what 
you're told. Being a commander, though, I also have 
influence in decisions that are made for the unit, 
regarding both tactics and welfare of the Marines. 

Why did you enter military service? I love our 
enlisted Marines. They are the ones who do the nitty 
gritty work day-to-day, serving the people of the U.S. 
Being in the military is something I always wanted to 
do, probably because it runs in my family. 

What are highlights of your military experience? 

Graduating Infantry Officer course was one. It was a 
good place, but miserable. Now it's really satisfying 







to spend 
time with 
my platoon 
doing classes, 
training, and 
rehearsals for 
a particular 
kind of 
operation and 
then seeing 
it all come 
together 

during execution. It's even better to see God 
honored by the successes of people working "as 
unto the Lord," whether by their accomplishments 
in their unit or the integrity they use to make less 
public decisions. It's an outstanding witness that is 
recognized by others. 

What difficulties have you faced? The military is a 
challenging organization to belong to. We're pretty 
strict on the proficiency and standards we expect 
from each other, so you have to work hard to stay 
sharp and be respected. It's obviously a spiritually 
challenging environment as well. Please don't forget 
to pray for the Christians in the military, that God 
will be glorified by their performance and actions. 

How did your Bryan education prepare you for 
your present responsibilities? Bryan College 
emphasizes educating students to make a difference 
in today's world, and believes strongly in Christians 
being involved in every part of society and culture. 
I take this to include being in a Marine infantry 
battalion. 



CAPTAIN MARK 
OLSON 

Business 

Administration, 1990 
Master of Divinity, 
Southern Baptist 
Theological Seminary 
Chaplain, U.S. Army 

Why did you enter 
military service? I 

decided to become a 
chaplain because I love 
soldiers. I had been 
pastoring at New Life 
Community Church 
(in Evens ville, Tenn.) 
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soldiers in the church. Before they deployed I went to 
the armory in Dayton to help any way I could. When 
they left, I felt I had been left behind. That sparked 
my interest. (Wife) LaDonna (Robinson, '90) and I felt 
it was time for us to move on into another pastorate 
or missions, but God said "no/ 7 1 finally looked at 
the chaplaincy and He opened the door. If you like to 
fish, it's a great pond to fish in, and I love to fish. 

What are highlights of your military experience? 

My time in Iraq, June 2008 to June 2009. When you 
take 400 soldiers away from the distraction of daily 
life in the States, they become more real, you get to 
know the soldiers really well. Ten accepted Christ as 
their Savior and I baptized them in Iraq. That was a 
great time of real authentic ministry. 

What difficulties have you faced? The hardest thing 
has been leaving Dayton. When I was back home 
(December 2009) it came over me I miss this place so 
much. It will be nearly 17 years before I can have that 
permanency again. Fve done four death notifications 
stateside. That's hard. The shooting at Fort Hood was 
one thing that got to me emotionally, like most of us 
there. And there is an onslaught of divorce among 
soldiers. I'm trying to put together programs to help 
male soldiers to be the best husbands they can be to 
save their marriage. But you still see marriage after 
marriage fail. 

How did your Bryan education prepare you for 
your present responsibilities? Bryan established 
in my heart a desire for missions. I went to Japan 
twice while I was a student, but God never opened 
that door. Fve used my business degree when I 
had a roofing business and insurance agency. In 
the military the business education prepared me to 
manage all types of things I need to manage as a staff 
officer for the battalion commander. The Bible minor 
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MAJOR GENERAL MASTIN ROBESON 

Business Administration, 1976 

Master's in Military Science 

Retired, November 2009, as commander, U.S. Marine 

Corps Special Operations Command 

Why did you enter the military service? To serve 
God and country. 

What are highlights of your military experience? 

Working with and leading some of our most talented 
and selfless American citizens; taking care of their 
families; returning to America a better warrior 
citizen; and witnessing to them and living Christ 
before them on a daily basis. 

What difficulties have you faced? Long and multiple 
separations from family, and transient lifestyle (24 
moves in 34 years). 

How did your Bryan education prepare you for 
your responsibilities? Any success a Christian 
enjoys on this earth is the direct result of a yielded 
life and placing Christ Above All. 

What else should we know? That our Christian 
responsibility is to say "here am I Lord... send me/ 7 
and that this will almost certainly stretch and 
challenge you when you do it. God's sovereign plan 
in our lives is not with an endstate in mind, but is a 
process by which and through which He molds us, 
refines us, and prepares us for greater service in His 
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CAPTAIN PETE STONE 

Christian Education, 1996 

Master of Divinity, Gordon Cornwell Seminary 
Chaplain, U.S. Army, stationed at a forward 
operating base outside of Baghdad, Iraq 

Why did you enter the military service? This is 
ministry outside church walls. I have a passion to 
connect with people outside of church. It's a very 
fulfilling ministry. I feel like I am able to have an 
impact on people's lives. 

What are highlights of your military experience? 

A chaplain makes his rounds throughout the week 
going to where soldiers are. Going through a hangar 
one day, I went to introduce myself to a group, and 

one said, "Thanks 
for coming to see 
me/ 7 He said he 
needed to talk with 
me, so we went 
to an office, and 
he started sharing 
with me about his 
marriage. He was 
relatively ignorant 
about the Gospel, 
but the Lord opened 
the way to discuss 
his need for spiritual 
life. He prayed to 
express his faith in 
Christ. Stuff like that 
happens all the time. 

What difficulties have you faced? My biggest 
struggle is that I feel my performance doesn't meet 
the standard I need to gain respect; that's idolatry, 
fear of man. I'm not a Type A personality, so Fm 
learning to balance standing up for myself and 
giving way. I feel like the Lord is putting a backbone 
in me that I didn't know I didn't have. 

How did your Bryan education prepare you for 
your present responsibilities? My experience with 
friends, specifically playing basketball, helped me 
develop relationships with guys with much different 
backgrounds than mine. Basketball opened up a lot 
of opportunities to travel around the world. Next 
was the worldview education. For me, thinking 
biblically became second nature by the time I was 
entering the world outside the safety of Bryan 
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CAPTAIN AARON STRODE 

Business Administration, 2002 

MBA, Auburn University, 2009 

U.S. Air Force, assigned to the 58th Airlift Squadron, 

97th Air Mobility Wing, Altus Air Force Base, Okla., 

as a C- 17 Formal Training Unit instructor pilot and 

wing executive officer 

Why did you enter military service? Growing up, it 
was always my dream to be a pilot in the 
military. Like many others, I was probably influenced 
by the events of September 11 early in my senior 
year, but I believe I would still have chosen to pursue 
military aviation had we not been attacked. 

What are highlights of your military experience? 

Graduating from Air Force pilot training; traveling 
to more than 40 countries; flying multiple missions 
in Iraq and Afghanistan, including combat airdrop 
missions supporting forward operating bases in 
Afghanistan; flying high-level government officials 
in Iraq and Afghanistan, including secretaries of 
defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 

What difficulties have you faced? The biggest 
challenge has been the time away from family. For 
example, during the four years I was stationed in 
Charleston, S.C., I was away from home an average 
of 225-250 days a year. 

How did your Bryan education prepare you for 
your present responsibilities? With its focus on 
worldview, Bryan provided a great foundation for 
understanding and addressing the challenges we 
face each and every day. I am thankful that while 
remaining grounded in a Biblical worldview, Bryan 
provided faculty that presented varying approaches 
to current and critical issues. The approaches 
may have varied and created debate, but they all 
remained faithful to a Judeo-Christian worldview. 



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Two iS^w Appointments 
for Academics 

Dr. Robert Andrews has been 
named assistant vice president for 
academic affairs and Dr. Michael 
Chase has been named dean of 
the school of adult and graduate 
studies, both appointments 
effective March 1, according to 
Academic Vice President Dr. 
Bradford Sample. 




Dr. Andrews served as dean of 
graduate and professional studies 
for the past seven years, where he 
had responsibilities for developing 
Bryan's degree completion 
program and implementing 
the MBA at Bryan and the new 
Master of Arts in Christian Studies 
programs. 

He is a 1967 graduate of 
Bryan, and earned his doctorate 
in education at the University 
of Tennessee. Before coming to 
Bryan, he served as provost and 
dean of the faculty at Oxford 
Graduate School in Dayton, and 
has extensive experience in higher 
education and business. 

Dr. Sample said, "Bob is a self- 
starter who likes creating things 
and managing programs. I have 



been impressed by what he has 
been able to do with the Aspire 
(degree completion) program. To 
me, he is a natural choice to lead 
this effort/ 7 

Dr. Andrews will be charged 
with developing a summer school 
program for Bryan and assisting 
the academic vice president with 
special projects. 

Dr. Chase brings to Bryan 
College nearly 20 years of 
administrative experience in 
higher education, most recently 
at Indiana Wesleyan University 
where he was associate vice 
president for the college of 
adult and professional studies. 
His responsibilities included 
supervision of more than 14 
locations in three states, oversight 
of financial affairs, and faculty 
hiring and development. 

"Given his experience and 
expertise in adult education 
programs, hiring Michael Chase is 
a real coup for Bryan/ 7 Dr. Sample 
said. 

Dr. Chase earned his doctorate 
in organizational leadership from 
the University of Sarasota, an M.S. 
in administration from Central 
Michigan University, and holds a 
B.A. degree in psychology from 
Spring Arbor University. 

Townhouses Offer 
New Residential Option 

Bryan College began 
construction of a 66-bed 
townhouse complex in January, 



and workers have dodged 
freezing temperatures and snow to 
frame the buildings as they move 
toward an August completion 
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President Stephen D. Livesay 
said the townhouses will provide 
much-needed room and will 
be the first phase of planned 
development of the northwest 
side of the campus. "This project 
serves several needs of the college, 
the greatest of which is residential 
space, 77 he said. "I believe it will 
also provide an attractive first 
view of the campus as visitors 
drive up the new entrance. 77 

Plans call for two row-house 
style buildings, one containing 
seven townhouses and one with 
five. Buildings will have the same 
brick and precast concrete features 
as other buildings on campus. One 
of the townhouses will be for the 
complex's resident director. 

Each townhouse will have 
three two-person bedrooms, two 
baths, a kitchen, and living room. 
They will be furnished with beds, 
dressers, desks, chairs and living 
room furniture, and living rooms 
will have access to limited cable 
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Cost for the project, designed 
by Lewis Group architects of 
Knoxville, is estimated at $1.6 
million. 

The decision to locate the 
townhouses on Landes Way, 
the official name for the new 
entrance, came as work on the 
road was delayed by the economic 
downturn this past year. The site 
originally had been planned for 
a Softball field, but the field has 
been relocated adjacent to the new 
buildings. 

109 Receive Degrees in 
December Graduation 

One hundred nine graduates 
received diplomas during Bryan's 
79th commencement exercises 
Dec. 18, 2009, at the Tivoli Theatre 
in Chattanooga. 

Fifteen graduates received the 
Master of Business Administration 
degree, 12 the Bachelor of Arts 
degree, and 82 the Bachelor of 
Science degree. 

"We thank God for who the 
graduates are," President Dr. 
Stephen D. Livesay said. "But we 
also thank God for what they will 
become in the years to come." 

Dr. Robert Haskins, pastor of 




Tyner United Methodist Church 
in Chattanooga, used the word 
"Bryan" as the basis for his 
graduation address. 

"'B' is for belief," he said. "A lot 
of people have difficulty believing 
in anything. My aim tonight is to 
help you reach belief in God that 
is worth holding on to. 

"'R' is for realizing. This is 
not the end but the beginning of 
realizing something of value in 
your life. If you leave yourself 
open, you will realize something 
far better than you could imagine. 

"'Y' is for you yourself. By 
receiving your degree, it shows a 
level of determination, of 'stick- 
ability/ It shows that you trust in 
yourself, that you are able to do it, 
and you have done it. 

"'A' is for attitude. Attitudes 
are formed. Tonight you form an 
attitude about where you go from 
here that will guide you the rest of 
your life. Your attitude from here 
on out is key to your future. 

"'N' is for navigate. Life is like 
a voyage, with many ports of call. 
The direction your life takes is a 
personal decision. I hope you can 
say at the end of your life that you 
have finished the course and kept 
the faith." 

Awards were presented to 
Teresa Curl, an Aspire graduate, 
for the outstanding research 
project, and to Carolyn Candland, 
a traditional program graduate, 
for having the highest academic 
average. 

Homecoming 2009 
Highlights 

The rain and gloom of Friday 
gave way to a glorious Saturday 
as Bryan celebrated Homecoming 
2009 Oct. 2-4, including a 
joyous march up the still-under- 
construction new entrance. 

Maj. Gen. Mastin Robeson, 
USMC and a 1976 Bryan graduate, 
challenged students during the 
alumni chapel to remember that 




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each one who "loves the Lord 
Jesus Christ is going into full-time 
Christian service. The question is 
not 'Are you a missionary?' but 
'Are you a good one or bad one?'" 

Alumni played golf in a 
cool mist Friday, to kick off 
homecoming activities. Proceeds 
from the golf tournament were 
used to benefit the Wounded 
Warriors Project, an organization 
supporting and encouraging 
service members who have been 
injured in combat. 

Alumni, students and friends 
of the college got an up-close look 
at progress on the new entrance 
Saturday morning, walking from 
Richland Street to the campus 
terminus of the drive. Leading 
the walk were President and 
Mrs. Livesay; former President 
and Mrs. Ken Hanna; Dr. John 
Mercer, son of former President 
Dr. Theodore C. Mercer; and Mary 
Frances Rudd Carlson, daughter 
of former President Dr. Judson A. 
Rudd. 

Alumni honored at the Awards 
Dinner Saturday night included: 

• Henry Barrios, '04, Young 
Alumnus of the Year 

• Mary Frances Rudd Carlson, '67, 
Alumnus of the Year 

• Dr. Thomas B. Carlson, 
Honorary Alumnus 

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volleyball; Steve Hicks, '84, cross 
country; John Shalanko, '11 , and 
Rocky DaCosta, '80, soccer. 



Christian Studies Is 
Second Master's Degree 

Bryan College's second Master's 
degree program, a Master of Arts 
in Christian Studies, has been 
approved and college officials are 
planning to offer the first class this 
spring. 

"This is a natural for us/ 7 
President Stephen D. Livesay 
said. "It is an opportunity to 
offer a degree with a worldview 
and apologetics emphasis to a 
constituency which may not be 
Bryan undergraduates. We believe 
the program will meet a great 
need for church leaders and for 
others who do not intend to go on 
to further seminary study/ 7 

The MACS will be structured 
like the MBA at Bryan, the 
college's first graduate program, 
with students meeting at Bryan's 
facilities in the Krystal Building in 
Chattanooga every other weekend 
for about 14 months. Fifteen to 20 
students will form a class cohort 
that will progress through the 
program together. 

Academic Vice President 
Dr. Bradford Sample said 
prerequisites for participating 
in the program include holding 
an undergraduate degree and 
having successfully completed 
basic Bible courses. The 
curriculum will include courses 
such as foundations of biblical 
interpretation, cultural contexts 
of the Old and New Testaments, 
Christian theology and worldview 
and apologetics. 



Martin Luther King Jr. 
Day 2010 

Hundreds of students, faculty 
and staff tackled service projects 
throughout Rhea County Jan. 18 
as Bryan College celebrated its 6th 
annual MLK Community Service 
Day. 

"We are joining a tradition 
across the country of service, 
humility, and unity/ 7 said Danielle 
Rebman, MLK Day coordinator 
and associate for spiritual 
formation in the office of student 
life. "This year our goal is to 
help more in some of the smaller 
communities around Dayton 
which have not previously been 
reached, such as Dayton Mountain 
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Every MLK Service Day is 
meant to develop a love for 
service in students, faculty, 
and staff, for Rhea County and 
beyond, Ms. Rebman said. Besides 
aiding organizations, teams also 
provide help to individuals in 
the community who are in need. 
Although new work venues are 
added each year, Bryan makes an 
effort to continue relationships 
established on previous workdays. 

"A lot of people look forward 
every year to this day, when 
students help them do something 
they couldn't do themselves/ 7 
Ms. Rebman said. "Students can 
build really significant friendships 
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Students Rate Bryan 
High on National Survey 

Bryan College students 
are more satisfied with their 
college experience than are their 
counterparts at other four-year 
private schools, a national survey 
again has found. 

For the 12th year, Bryan 
participated in the Noel-Levitz 
Student Satisfaction Inventory of 
students at private institutions. 
This year, 276,000 students at 378 
schools responded. 

"Since the first year Bryan 
participated in this survey, 
findings have been unmistakably 
clear that our students 7 rankings 
have exceeded on average the way 
students in other CCCU (Council 
for Christian Colleges and 
Universities) and four-year private 
colleges rank their institutions/ 7 
Dr. Ken Froemke, Bryan's 
accreditation liaison, said. 

Michael Sapienza, vice president 
for enrollment management, 
explained that the survey's 89 
questions are grouped into 12 
areas. "While many schools 
consider exceeding national 
averages on one or two scales a 
great success, Bryan students have 
once again rated their satisfaction 
higher than peers at other private 
colleges in each of the 12 major 
categories." 

Overall, when Bryan students 
responded to the question "if you 
had to do it over, would you enroll 
here again?" Bryan's score was 
6.29 compared with 5.21 for other 
institutions. 

"One of the reasons we 
administer the Noel-Levitz survey 
is to find an objective measure of 
what students think about their 
Bryan experience," Mr. Sapienza 
said. "We want students to have a 
positive experience, so the survey 
results help us know where to 
focus our attention to continue to 
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Dr. Matt Benson successfully 
defended his dissertation In 
November 2009 and was awarded 
the Ed.D. degree. 

Drs. Matt Benson, Paul Boling, 
Jud Davis, Peter Held, Scott Jones, 
Drew Randle, and Ken Turner 
attended the 61st annual meeting of 
the Evangelical Theological Society in 
New Orleans, La., in November. Dr. 
Jones presented a paper, "Positive 
Implications from the Emerging 
Church Movement for Postmodern 
Adult Christian Education" at the 
meeting. 

Dr. Daryl Charles chaired a panel 
discussion on natural law and 
Christian ethics at the University 
of Notre Dame in November 2009. 
He was the plenary speaker for the 
annual meeting of Lutheran ethicists 
in San Jose, Calif., in January. 

Dr. Gary Fitsimmons attended 
the American Library Association's 
midwinter meeting in Boston, 
Mass., in January. He chaired the 
risk management and insurance 
committee of the Library Leadership 
and Management Association's 
Library Organization and 
Management Section. 

Dr. Steve DeGeorge and Mrs. 
Katy Saynes took 19 education 
majors to the annual Birmingham, 
Ala., conference of the Association 
of Christian Schools International in 
February. Dr. DeGeorge also served 
as a consultant for Mustard Seed 
School in Hoboken, N.J. 

Mr. Herman Downey has 
been named grounds and fleet 
management supervisor in the 



physical plant department. 

Information Technology Services 
has several changes following 
the resignation of Director Stefon 
Gray. Mr. Steve Paulson is the new 
director. Mr. Luke Hathaway is 
the new database administrator 
and application support person. 
Mr. James Sullivan is the new 
department manager in addition to 
his duties as network administrator. 

Mrs. Kim Keck organized the 
Bryan Community Children's Choir 
this past semester for children 
in grades five through eight. 
Twenty-three children made up 
the first group, and sang during 
the "Christmas on the Hill" concert 
in December. In January, she gave 
a vocal master class for the Bryan 
College Community Music School, 
and judged the district vocal 
competition for the Tennessee 
Association of Christian Schools. 

Mr. Steve Keck has been asked 
to serve as a board member of the 
Greater Chattanooga Area Planned 
Giving Council. 

Dr. Bill Ketchersid wrote a book 
review on Sherman's March to the 
Sea for the Journal of Southern 
History, which was published in the 
November 2009 edition. 

Dr. Ray Legg performed as 
Juror No. 8— the role played by 
Henry Fonda in the film version— 
in Tennessee Valley Theatre's 
production of "Twelve Angry Men" 
this fall. 

Dr. Sigrid Luther accompanied the 
choral workshop of the Chattanooga 
Chapter of the American Guild of 



Organists in January. 

Mr. Matt Meloncon has been 
named web programmer, succeeding 
Adam Crownoble, who recently 
resigned. 

Dr. Jeff Myers was the keynote 
speaker for the St. Cloud Christian 
School banquet in St. Cloud, Minn., 
in January. 

Mr. Mike Nichols, Mr. 
Chris Henderson, and Mr. D.J. 
Scheidt attended the Tennessee 
Association of Collegiate Registrars 
and Admissions Officers annual 
conference in Knoxville in November. 
Mr. Nichols and Mrs. Janet Piatt 
attended the annual meeting of the 
Southern Association of Collegiate 
Registrars and Admissions Officers 
Jan. 31-Feb. 3 in Chattanooga, Tenn. 
Mr. Nichols serves on the 2010- 
11 Admissions, School Relations, 
Financial Aid and International 
Program Committee. 

Dr. Michele Pascucci presented 
a paper, "Revelations from the 
Personal Library of Jose Juan 
Tablada: Sources of his Orientalism" 
at the Midwest Association for Latin 
American Studies conference in 
Dallas, Texas, in November. 

Mr. Rodney Stoker, cross country 
coach, was named the Appalachian 
Athletic Conference Coach of the 
Year. 

Dr. Dwight Page, who is editor of 
the Swiss American Historical Society 
Review, was appointed to serve 
as director of the society's special 
meeting in New Bern, N.C., in July, 
commemorating the tercentenary of 

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"As long as there are human rights 
to be defended; as long as there are 
great interests to be guarded; as 
long as the welfare of nations is a 
matter for discussion, so long will 
public speaking have its place. " 

-William Jennings Bryan, The 
World's Famous Orations, 1906 



My first remembrance of hearing 
about William Jennings Bryan was 
during my senior year at Florida 
State University sitting in the late 
Dr. Gregg Phifer's "Rhetoric of 
the Old South' 7 class. This elderly 
communication professor, whose 
enthusiasm for telling stories 
radiated through his animated 
delivery and broad smile, opened 
his lecture that day with "Ahh. . . 
the Great Commoner, William 
Jennings Bryan and the celebrated 
Monkey Trial in little Dayton, 
Tennessee/ 7 From there, 
my major professor 
narrated the now-familiar 
story of the Scopes Trial 
of 1925, debunking the 
Hollywood film "Inherit the 
Wind" and telling us the 
"real" story. All of this was 
new to me at the time, but 
a few decades and degrees 
later, I have come to have a 
better appreciation of what 
Dr. Phifer meant when 
he argued that the Great 
Commoner was also a 
great communicator. 

But what makes one 
a good communicator, 
much less a "great" one? 
Most of us have our own 



opinions about what makes a 
good communicator, but Aristotle, 
in his classic "On Rhetoric," 
provides a helpful template in 
evaluating whether someone 
has qualities of being classified 
as a "good speaker." His three 
major considerations are logos 
(logic), pathos (emotion), and 
ethos (credibility). Although all 
three are observable in the life and 
speeches of Bryan, for the purposes 
of this discussion, only Bryan's 
ethos will be examined. Ethos, 
which we now call "credibility," 
is often made up of those things 
an audience considers even before 
the speaker utters the first words 
of a speech, even though some 
ethos is "created" as the speaker 
delivers his/her speech. Bryan's 
ethos can be noted in the four "Cs" 
of credibility: his competency, 
his charisma, his charity, and his 
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competency could be narrowly 
defined by his educational 
degrees - he graduated as 
valedictorian from Illinois College 
and received his law degree 
from Union Law College - but 
in a larger perspective, the depth 
and breadth of his competency 
was demonstrated in several 
ways. First, in his reputation as 
an insightful Bible teacher and 
highly sought-after Chautauqua 
circuit speaker; second, as a 
culturally intelligent diplomat 
who, as Secretary of State, had 
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and ultimately on the world's 
stage, as the astute prosecutor in 
the Scopes trial, demonstrating 
knowledge of law and Scripture as 
he navigated his way through the 
highly scrutinized trial. 

Bryan's second ethos factor, 
charisma - or what Aristotle 
referred to as "dynamism" - was 
noted in Bryan's passionate 
delivery in his public speeches and 
sermons, a booming voice so richly 
resonant that he could mesmerize 




audiences for hours. His wife, 
Mary, wrote in her memoirs about 
Bryan's humble recognition of his 
"gift" (charisma literally translates 
as "divine gift") after one of his 
speaking engagements. She writes, 
"I was sleeping when. . .he [Bryan 
awakened me. Sitting on the 



edge of the bed, he began: 'Mary, I 
have had a strange experience. Last 
night I found that I had power over 
the audience. I could move them 
as I chose. I have more than usual 
power as a speaker. I know it. God 
grant I may use it wisely.'" 

The third ethos factor - charity 
- or what Aristotle described as 
"the speaker's goodwill toward 
his audience," is the characteristic 
which gave him the affectionate 
nickname "the Great Commoner." 
John and Genevieve Herrick, 
in their book, The Life of William 
Jennings Bryan, explain that Bryan 
"was known to the people of 
America and the world as the 
Great Commoner because he found 
the Divine spark in the soul of the 
humblest of his fellow men." This 
biblical perspective of humanity 
drove Bryan to do whatever he 
could through word and deed to 
help his fellow man. This desire 
to bring charity toward all people, 
not just the wealthy or the elite, 
became his personal and political 
platform, fighting for those who 
needed an advocate to speak on 
their behalf. His charity is evident 
on the public front when, shortly 
after the technical "win" of 
the Scopes 



Trial, Bryan quietly paid the fine 
assessed to the defendant, John 
T. Scopes. Although the fine was 
minuscule ($100) in light of the 
magnitude and international 
publicity of the trial itself, the 
magnanimous principle of the 
winner paying for the loser 
reverberates with goodwill. Even 
after his death Bryan continued 
to demonstrate charity through 
the execution of his final will 
when, after taking care of his 
family financially, he bequeathed 
substantial amounts of money to 
churches, YMCAs, libraries, and 
various charitable societies. Finally, 
and probably more familiar to 
readers of this periodical, Bryan 
requested that $50,000 "be used to 
establish an academy for boys. . .1 
would like special attention 
given to citizenship and applied 
Christianity so that the graduates 
may be prepared for leadership 
in both state and church" (from 
"The Last Will and Testament of 
William Jennings Bryan" in The Life 
of William Jennings Bryan). (Note: 
Bryan also said in reference to this 
academy that "I would like the 
boys to wear a uniform made of 
blue and gray to symbolize the 
reunion of the north and south." 
The Bryan Lions may need to 
reconsider the current school colors 
of red and gold!) 

Character, the fourth ethos 
factor, is probably the dominating 
characteristic of Bryan the 
Communicator. Aristotle called 
this "trustworthiness" and saw it 
as the element that, if violated, 
would trump all the 
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elements. As a politician and 
statesman, Bryan was constantly 
under the scrutiny of his 
constituents, his opponents, 
and the media. Yet even among 
his opponents, his character 
and integrity were consistently 
acknowledged. One newspaper 
wrote regarding Bryan after his 
untimely death, "Even though 
we do not agree with some of his 
doctrines/ 7 they said repeatedly, 
"we can pay tribute to his honesty 
and sincerity/ 7 

As a communication professor 
at Bryan, it has been my duty and 
privilege to teach my students 
about the importance of good 
delivery, sound arguments, and 
appropriate emotional appeal. 
I constantly point them toward 
the Greatest Communicator, 
our Lord and Savior, Jesus 
Christ, as the ultimate model of 
effective communication and the 
embodiment of the redemptive 
gospel message. On another 
level, I am honored to be able 
to also point to our college's 
namesake as another example of 
a good communicator - though 



not perfect, still a noteworthy 
model to be emulated in practice 
and principle. Bryan was a 
man who loved his Savior and 
fought faithfully to the end to 
communicate that devotion to 
the world. He knew that great 
speeches did not necessarily 
make a great man, but rather, 
a humble servant devoted to 
glorifying Christ through word 
and deed demonstrated one's 
greatness. Bryan acknowledged 
the importance of ethos - a 
communication principle that is 
less about the words and more 
about the walk - in this excerpt 
from one of his many speeches: 
"You cannot judge a man's life by 
the success of a moment, by the 
victory of an hour, or even by the 
results of a year. You must view 
his life as a whole. You must stand 
where you can see the man as he 
treads the entire path that leads 
from the cradle to the grave - now 
crossing the plain, now climbing 
the steeps, now passing through 
pleasant fields, now wending 
his way with difficulty between 
rugged rocks - tempted, tried, 




tested, triumphant. The completed 
life. . .either by its success or 
failure, emphasizes the words of 
Solomon - 'The path of the just is 
as a shining light that shineth more 
and more unto the perfect day'" 
(Bryan's speech "The Law and the 
Gospel" from The Life and Speeches 
ofWm. Jennings Bryan by William 
Jennings Bryan). 



Bibliography 

Aristotle. Rhetorica (On Rhetoric) from 
Readings in Classical Rhetoric. 

Bryan, Mary Baird. The Memoirs of 
William Jennings Bryan. 

Bryan, William Jennings. The Life and 
Speeches of William Jennings Bryan. 

Bryan, William Jennings. "Greece" 
from The World's Famous Orations. 

Herrick, John and Genevieve Herrick. 
The Life of William Jennings Bryan. 

I am indebted to my former student, 
Dwight Sell, who suggested "charity" 
as a synonym for Aristotle's "goodwill" 
in order to achieve alliteration, thus, 
the "Four Cs of Credibility." 



Bryan, March 12, 1922, at Point Breeze 
Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh during 
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Andy Crouch - Senior Editor, Christianity Today International, speaker 
for the back-to-school "Engage" conference in January. 

Walt Jackson, '82 - Managing director, Goldman Sachs, spoke to 
business students in January. 

Robert Pettus, '67x - Retired executive vice president of Coca-Cola 
Consolidated, Charlotte, N.C., spoke in chapel and to business students 
in January. 

Sgt. Roddy Llewellyn - Detective with New Scotland Yard, focusing 
on human trafficking, spoke at Bryan and the University of Tennessee- 
Chattanooga in February. 

Dr. Anthony Esolen - Professor of English, Providence College, 
Medieval and Renaissance literature specialist, spoke in chapel and was 
a guest lecturer in English classes in March. 

Jim Glover, '79, an Atlanta-area real estate executive, visited campus on 
February 23 and spoke to students about his experience in business. 



Rotary Scholars 




Dayton Rotary Club President David Ray Brown, right, presented 
Bryan College President Dr. Stephen D. Livesay, left, a check to fund 
two scholarships at Bryan. Rotary Scholars this year are Andrew 
Zimmerman, from Grandview, and Kelley Adams, from Evensville. 
In addition to the presentation, the Bryan College Chamber Singers 
performed a brief concert for the Rotarians and their guests. 

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New Bern. 

Mr. Earl Reed and students 
Stephanie Huskey and Nick Cahill, 
Bryan's two Appalachian College 
Association Science, Technology, 
Engineering, and Mathematics 
scholarship recipients, attended the 
ACA fall summit in Abingdon, Va., in 
October. 

Dr. Travis Ricketts took eight 
students to the Federal Seminar course 
in Washington, D.C., in January. 

Dr. Roger Sanders has been 
awarded an Appalachian College 
Association Faculty Fellowship for the 
summer of 2010 to support his travel 
to botanical museums in New York; 
Washington, D.C.; and St. Louis to 
study plant specimens. 

Dr. Adina Scruggs successfully 
defended her dissertation in November 
2009 and was awarded the Doctor of 
Business Administration degree. 

Mr. Rocky Stinson attended the 
National Fastpitch Coaches Association 
convention in Nashville in December 
2009. 

Dr. Jack Traylor has become a 
member of the Academic Advisory 
Board for McGraw-Hill's publication 
Taking Sides: Clashing Views in United 
States History, a publication featuring 
conflicting understandings of various 
issues in U.S. history. It is used in a 
number of upper-level college history 
courses. 

Mrs. Tami Tulberg has been named 
vice president of the Tennessee 
Association of College Stores. She 
and Ms. Jan Green attended the 
association's annual meeting in 
Knoxville in the fall. 

Mrs. Marlene Wilkey attended the 
2009 Southern Association of Colleges 
and Employers convention in Nashville, 
Tenn., in December. 

Mr. Ben Williams was the keynote 
speaker and led five sessions for 
the Association of Christian Schools 
International Southeast Region High 
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THE NEED 

Many people desire 
to support Bryan College 
but are unable to donate 
property during their 
lifetime. For example, a 
donor may have property 
that is needed during life 
to cover living expenses 
or rising health care 
costs but may be able 
to donate this property 
through his or her estate. 



THE SOLUTION 

Donors can retain 
ownership and use of 
property during life and 
still benefit Bryan by 
leaving it to the college at 
the time of their death. 



THE BENEFITS 

Gift to Bryan College 

The college receives cash 
or property. 

Tax Deduction 

The amount given to 
Bryan is not subject to 
federal estate tax. 

Flexible 

Donors are able to use 
and control property 
during their lifetime. 



THE DONOR 

Bequests are gifts that 
anyone can make. 



BEQUEST 



planned gifts fund student scholarships, build the Bryan College endowment, 
help expand academic programs, and assist with capital projects 



THE DETAILS 

A donor can leave property to Bryan by including a bequest in his or her will or trust. Property that 
passes through a beneficiary designation (such as individual retirement accounts) can be left by 
designating Bryan College, 



Specific Asset Bequests 

Many bequests transfer a specific item to a 

beneficiary, 

"I give my car to Joshua. " 

Specific Amount 

Another common transfer within a will 
is the gift of a specific dollar amount, 

"I give $1,000 to Sarah." 

Bequest of a Percent of the Residue 

A fractional amount or percent of what is left 

of the estate may be transferred to Bryan, 

"I give 50% of the residue of my estate to Bryan College." 

If you would like to include Bryan in your estate 
plans, please contact the Office of Planned Giving at 
1-800-55BRYAN (552-7926) ext. 4. 

Steve Keck Jim Barth 

Director of Development Director of Estate Planning 

steve.keck@bryan.edu BarthJi@bryan.edu 

BryanGift.org 

If you have already included Bryan in your will please 
let us know. 



Undivided Percentage of Asset Bequests 

A testator may bequeath or devise an undivided 
percentage of a particular asset, 
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A charitable gift annuity with Bryan College is 
producing a return for Bradford Lapsley, some of which is 
in dollars and cents, 

Mr. Lapsley purchased his annuity because "I wanted to 
do something good for Bryan College. When our kids got 
to college age, I was pulling my hair out trying to figure 
out how to pay for college, and it's a hundred times worse 
today than it was then." 

With six children, four of whom were born while Mr. Lapsley and his wife, Betty, were missionaries 
with SIM in Ethiopia, he remembers the challenge of paying for college. He met a number of Bryan 
graduates, and through their influence was led to consider Bryan for their daughter Lisa. Lisa, now 
Lisa Mitchell, is a 1985 Bryan graduate. 

While he appreciated Lisa's experience as a student, the icing on the cake came from a comment 
his mother made. "My mother visited Lisa at her graduation, and afterward told Lisa that of all the 
schools that her grandchildren had attended (and she had visited them all at some time or another), 
she thought Bryan was the very best." 

Mr. Lapsley got into the publishing business from talking with Steve Strauss, a 1976 Bryan graduate 
who was working in Ethiopia at an underground Bible school. "He said there was a problem with 
teaching Ethiopians in English (rather than their national language), and I said, 111 pray for you.' The 
very next day, I saw a woman with a Korean-English Bible, and I said, That's what Steve needs.'" 

He published an Amharic-English New Testament and about 15 other books before turning that 
effort over to the publishing arm of the Ethiopian Evangelical Seminary. Not long after, he received 
an email from a man in Germany who asked to put his Ethiopian-English New Testament on a web 
site. "I thought to myself, "Why don't I get a web site going and put books on it?" He did just that, and 
today www.good-amharic-books.com has more than 300 titles on the web, with more in the works. 

When he's not working on publishing, Mr. Lapsley is more than happy to talk about his ancestors, 
one of whom was a chaplain in the Confederate Army, then a minister in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. 
Another was a soldier at Galveston, "defending Galveston against the Yankees." He became a doctor in 
Fort Worth and had the first phone in that city. 

"We are very pleased with what Bryan did for our daughter, and we were 
more than happy to send you all some money to help you keep up the 
good work. On top of that, I'm very happy with the income. It's good to , 
have it coming in. 

"If a person had any second thoughts about giving money instead of 
investing money, this should resolve them." 

For more information about a charitable gift annuity or other giving and estate planning 
options, contact Jim Barth at 423-775-7280 or by email at barthji@bryan.edu, or Steve Keck \ 
at 423-775-7581, or by email at steve.keck@bryan.edu. 



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remember Bryan for the lessons 
learned during those four years. 




As a history major I learned about the world past and present in Mr. Brown's classes. Science 
classes taught me to appreciate God's creation. Who can forget the ornithology trip to the Great 
Smoky Mountains, or the bear that came crashing through our camp one night? Mr. Zopfi's 
Christian Ed teaching on the inductive method of Bible study enabled me to feed myself from the Word 
as a missionary in the Amazon Jungle. 

But not all lessons were learned in the classroom. Participating in intramural sports taught teamwork. 
Various jobs in the office, monitoring study halls, or in the kitchen instilled a work ethic. I even met my 
future husband peeling potatoes. 



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Extracurricular activities enhanced my education. The Forensic 
Club and debating taught me to stand up and express my thoughts. 
The Science Club took us on hikes up nearby hills or spelunking in 
caves deep within them. We turned off our flashlights and stood in 
awe gazing at the glow worms that dotted the ceiling. Praying with 
others in the South American prayer band strengthened my calling to 
missions. 

But of all the lessons learned during four years at Bryan, one far 
supersedes all others, for it was at Bryan College I learned to trust 
the Lord. No one in my family had ever thought of going to college, 
let alone dared to do so. My family encouraged me, but was unable 
to help financially. In the fall of 1951 1 arrived on campus with 
approximately enough money for the first semester. Various jobs 
helped me finish the year owing nothing. A good summer job enabled 
me to return the next fall. At the end of four years I graduated with all 
bills paid, and even some money left over, so that I received my first 
paycheck from the accounting department! 



I was young, and now am old, but have gone through life 
trusting the Lord. He has supplied all my needs, physically, 
financially, mentally, and spiritually. These are the lessons 
learned at Bryan over a half century ago. 




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Did you ever "know" you should do something, but kept putting 

it off? And off? And off? Like starting that latest diet? (Dean Bell, our 

graphics design specialist, claims he is on two diets because he does not 
get enough food with one!) Or making that phone call to a friend or loved one? 
Or getting the car fixed? Or taking that time off to be with the family? Going to the 
doctor? 

I injured my back five years ago, and tried everything I could to avoid the inevitable. The 
■ doctor told me then I needed surgery, but I knew I had things to do, places to go, etc. I did the 
therapy, the spinal injections, lots of Ibuprofen, all of it. In the end, I came back to square one. 
So, on Jan. 7, 1 had spinal fusion surgery. The surgeon inserted two rods, four screws, knocked 
bone spurs off of four discs, and somehow treated the moderate arthritis that was developing. Many 
of you were so gracious, offering much prayer and encouragement. I am deeply humbled and 
grateful. 

Along the way, I got great help from alums. Dr. Eric Clarke, '80, led me to a great surgeon, 
and Diane Dempsey Sirmans, '86, and Doug Padgett, '90, were able to give great advice, 
having gone through it themselves. Nancy Ruark, '80, came to the hospital, all the way 
from Michigan, just to harass me! THAT is true friendship! 




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I think you know where I am going with this. So many of us have put off making the trip 
back to Bryan. We have found other things to do. Recently, a couple of good friends came 
back after many years. Walt Jackson, '82, a managing director for Goldman Sachs, came 
back after at least 15 years, and spoke to business classes here and at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Jim 
Glover, '79, member of a very large real estate agency in Marietta, Ga., also came and spoke to a business class. It had 
been 30 years for him. I hesitate to speak for them, but both seemed extremely impressed. That might be a phone call 
you may want to make and get the story from them! 

I would strongly ask you to make plans now for 
Homecoming Oct. 1-3. We will be inducting Carlos Vega, 
'81, into the Athletics Hall of Fame. He is coming from 
Honduras, so that wipes out the "too far" excuse! Tom 
Branson, '80, will speak at the Sunday Alumni Chapel 
service. Landes Way will be finished, which means Matt 
and Brett will be here as well. Shoot, the Hee Haw Honies 
from the Class of 1980 will be here! 

Friends, come back. Bryan Alumni Family, come back and 
catch up. Don't wait. Don't put it off any longer. Make 
this year the year you decided to come back here. God is 
doing some amazing things. Come see for yourself. 




We had a wonderful time at the Dallas alumni dinner in 
February, hosted by Carl and Nadine Bracy, '84. Dr. Livesay 
gave an update on the college, and alumni enjoyed great 

fellowship. If you would like to host an upcoming event, 
please let me know at davidt@bryan.edu. 



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CHARLES THORNTON, '53, 
retired Oct. 1, 2009, after serving 
for 49 years as a pastor in Grace 
Brethren churches in Ohio, 
Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, 
Washington, Iowa, and finally in 
Soldotna, Alaska. Charles and his 
wife, JANICE, '55, plan to live in 
Alaska. 

JOY (LESLIE) BOSTROM, '56, 
traveled to Richmond, Maine, 
in June 2009, to help celebrate 
the 50th wedding anniversary of 
LESTER and MARY (GRAYDON) 
DOW, both '58. Mary and Joy 
were roommates at Bryan, and 
they enjoyed reminiscing about 
their college days. In July, Joy and 
her husband, Bob, drove from 
their home in Brooksville, Fla., 
to Vermont to take part in the 
Appalachian Trail Conference. 
Joy hiked for 10 days, covering 
81 miles. She has 760 miles to go 
before completing the entire 2175- 
mile trail. 



The Hysell Family 



and Dorris, who live in Chugiak, 
Alaska, have found that this 
retirement really means a change 
from one lifestyle to another. 



GEORGE "SKIP" HIPPLE, '71, 
and JUDITH (RINCK) MILLER, 
'70, were married Aug. 12, 2009, 
in Ringgold, Ga. CHARLOTTE 
(ROBINSON) MCSPADDEN, 
'70, and CARVIS CHAPPELL, '70, 
were matron of honor and best 
man. Skip and Judy reconnected 
through the new Bryan alumni 
web site. Both had married their 
first spouses from Bryan. Skip was 
married to PATRICIA WELLS, 
'72, who died in 2004, and Judy 
was married to RANDY MILLER, 
'70, who died in 2006. The Hippies 
live in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. 

VERN "STEVE," '79, and Dorris 
STEVENSON are celebrating 
their second retirement, this time 
after 30 years of service with 
SEND International. In 1977 Steve 
retired after 20 years of military 
service, then came to Bryan to 
prepare for a second career. Vern 



MARK OLSON, '90, ran into 
some Bryan alumni during his 
2009 deployment in Iraq, where he 
served as an Army chaplain. He 
met SCHAUN "CJ" MYERS, '87, 
and PETE STONE, '96, at Camp 
Taji, Iraq in May. Schaun is with 
the Pennsylvania National Guard; 
Mark is with the Fourth Infantry 
Division from Fort Hood, Texas; 
and Pete is with the First Cavalry 
Division from Fort Hood. 

CONDA (OESTREICH), '94, 
and Ken HYSELL announce the 
birth of their "miracle baby" son, 
Kenton, on April 21, 2009. Kenton 
weighed 9 lbs., 3 oz., and was 21 
Vi inches long. He joins big brother 
Caleb, 11. The Hysell family lives 
in Dayton, Tenn., where Ken 
works for 84 Lumber. 





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KEN GUSTAFSON, '94, 

has put his experience in the 
Chorale to work. This past fall 
he was selected to an Atlanta, 
Ga., vocal group, the Northside 
Festival Singers. Ken lives in 
Lawrenceville. 

Dr. GLYNN, '95, and Angie 
STONE announce the birth of 
their third son, Colter Lee, on July 
19, 2009. The stone family lives 
in Longview, Texas, where Glynn 
is pastor of Mobberly Baptist 
Church. 

DAVE, '96, and Sally ALB AN 
announce the birth of their second 
son, John "Jack" William, on June 
30, 2009. Jack weighed 8 lbs., 
15 oz., and was 21 inches long. 
He joins big brother, Seth, 3. In 
September, the family moved to 
Richland, Mich., where Dave is 
principal at Gull Lake Middle 
School. He had served as assistant 
principal at West Ottawa High 
School in Holland, Mich., for 
the four previous years. He also 
is nearing the end of his Ph.D. 
studies in educational leadership 



Jack William Albon 



at Western Michigan University. 

CHET, '96x, and ROBIN 
(SLOAN), '93, CROMER have 
lived in South Carolina since 
they finished at Bryan, with 
Chet working for Cromer Food 
Services and Robin working as an 
attorney. The Cromers and their 
three children will be moving 
from Anderson, S.C., as Robin 
has accepted an appointment to 
the Foreign Service with the U.S. 
Department of State. After training 
in Washington, D.C., the family 
will be posted to a U.S. embassy 
overseas. 

MELINDA (SNEAD), '98, and 
Matt ROWAND announce the 
birth of their son, Logan Matthew, 
on Nov. 15, 2009. Logan weighed 
7 lbs., 5 oz., and was 20 Vi inches 
long. He joins big sister Olivia, 
2. The Rowand family lives in 
Suwanee, Ga. 

JIMMY and JULIA (BRUEHL) 
TAYLOR, both '98, announce the 
birth of their fourth child, Yara 
Juliece, on July 27, 2009. Yara 
weighed 6 lbs., 2 oz., and was 19 



The Rowand Family 



inches long. She joins siblings 
Auburn, 8; Dayleah, 5; and Jent, 
2. Jimmy is pastor of baptism and 
leader of media and technology at 
Grace Church in Greenville, S.C., 
and Julia is a full-time mom. The 
Taylor family lives in Taylors, S.C. 



SUE HUBER, '01, and Tony 
Orlando were married May 20, 
2006, at Clearwater Beach, Fla. 
Alumni attending the wedding 
included Sue's mother, JAN 
(LEININGER) NELSON, '75; 
JUDY (LEININGER) LEE, 
'75; AMBER (LANE) DELPH, 
'02; JENNIFER (FERRELL), 
'00, and RUSTY KALENZA, 
'01; MICHELLE (KALENZA) 
GOODWIN, '04x; and 
STEPHANIE (WAGNER) CAMP, 
'04x. The Orlandos live in St. 
Petersburg, Fla., and announce 
the birth of their son, Anthony, 
Jr., on July 21, 2009. Tony is a 
general manager at ARS, and 



Sue and Tony Orlando 





Anthony Orlando, Jr. 



Sue is a controller for a property 
management company, working at 
home since the birth of their son. 

NATE and MICHELLE 
(PHANEUF) KROGEL, both '01, 
announce the birth of their son, 
Noah Ryan, on Sept. 28, 2009. 
The Krogels live in Farmington, 
Mich., where Michele expects to 
complete her OB / GYN residency 
in August. Nate is in his first year 
of a gastroenterology fellowship. 

ERIN DAVIS, '02, and John 
Wisehart were married Oct. 24, 
2009, in Columbus, Ga. Alumni 
attending the ceremony included 
RICKY and HILARY (DAVIS) 
SMITH, both '96; TR BLACK, '99; 
AARON and KELLY (AMBROSE) 
BRAUN-DUIN, both '02; SARAH 
(CANTRELL) DRAKE, '02; 
BRYON and JOIE (STONE) 
ROSSI, both '02; and MICHELLE 
LARGENT, '02. Former Bryan 
professor Dr. Jim Coffield and Dr. 
Ed Smith officiated. The Wiseharts 
live in Newnan, Ga., where John 
is an engineer with Georgia Power 
Co., and Erin is a marriage and 



Noah Ryan Krogel 



John and Erin Wisehart 

family therapist with Lighthouse 
Counseling Center. 

JENNIFER (WILSON), '03, and 
Daryl CROW announce the birth 
of their daughter, Lucy Marie, on 
July 30, 2009. The Crow family 
lives in Chattanooga, Tenn., where 
Daryl works in programming at 
Unum and Jennifer is an account 
manager at Cigna Healthcare. 

HOPE KOSTREVA, '03, and 
Andrew Hubbard were married 
July 25, 2009. The Hubbards live 
in Charlotte, N.C., where Hope 
teaches part-time and is finishing 
her Master's degree in English, 
and Andrew works in retail while 
pursuing a post-baccalaureate 
degree in accounting. 

EVA HOLDER, '05, completed 
her Master's degree in piano 
performance at the University 
of Tennessee - Knoxville in May, 
2009. She continues to live in 
Knoxville, where she teaches 
piano. During the winter, she 
and a friend who plays cello 
developed a recital program 
which they presented several 

Lucie Marie Crow 



Joseph Steven Christian 



times. 

SCOTT, '04x, and ALLYSSA 
(MANTOOTH), '02, PACKETT 

announce the birth of their son, 
Ayden Tayte, on Aug. 1, 2009. 
Ay den weighed 8 lbs., and was 22 
inches long. The Packett family 
lives in Athens, Tenn. 

JULIE MILLER, '05x, passed 
the Tennessee Bar examination 
this past fall and has moved 
from Florida, where she was an 
assistant attorney general, to 
Chattanooga, Tenn., where she is 
in private practice. 

JASON, '06, and OLIVIA 
(FESSLER), '05, BRAATEN 
announce the birth of their 
daughter, Nora Laine, on Dec. 
30, 2008. Nora's name was 
inspired by one of Olivia's former 
suitemates, NORA VIRGINIA 
MACHA, '05. The Braaten family 
lives in Woodstock, Conn., where 
Jason is an insurance agent and 
Olivia is a part-time reporter for 
the community newspaper. 

TIFFANY (MANZ), '04, and 
STEVEN, '06x CHRISTIAN 

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announce the birth of their first 
child, Joseph Steven, on Dec. 
16, 2009. Joseph weighed 7 lbs., 
12 oz., and was 21 inches long. 
Tiffany worked as an admissions 
counselor at Bryan for four and 
a half years before Joseph was 
born, and Steven is a maintenance 
worker at Bryan. 

TAYLOR and JULIE 
(THOMPSON) HASTY, both '06, 
announce the birth of their first 
child, Jonathan Maddux Hasty, on 
June 21, 2009. Maddux weighed 7 
lbs., 14 oz., and was 21 1/4 inches 
long. Taylor is in his second 
season as the head baseball coach 
for the Bryan Lions. 

ELI, '06, and BETSY 
(HALVORSON), '07, PETERS 
announce the birth of their son, 
Jedidiah David, on Aug. 4, 2009. 
Jedidiah weighed 9 lbs., 11 oz., 
and was 22 inches long. The Peters 
family lives in Sherwood, Ark. 

JORGE, '06, and Brittany 
VALLEJO were married Aug. 14, 
2009, in Philadelphia, Pa. Jorge is 
in his third year working with the 

The Hasty Family 



Fellowship of Christian Athletes in 
Philadelphia's inner city. He also 
is playing with the Philadelphia 
KIXX soccer team and coaching 
high school soccer. 

STEVEN and CHRISTY 
(NOEL) CHAMBERS, both '08, 
announce the birth of their son, 
Steven Andrew, Jr., on Aug. 13, 
2009. Andrew weighed 5 lbs., 11 
oz., and was 20 inches long. 

TAYLOR HOLLINGSWORTH, 
'08, and ELISABETH 
COCHRANE, '09, were married 
July 25, 2009, in Columbia, S.C. 
The couple lives in Dayton, 
Tenn., where Taylor works as an 
educator for the Women's Care 
Center and Elisabeth is a reporter 
for The Herald-News. Elisabeth is 
the daughter of alumni PAUL, 
'83, and BARB (WIENS), '84, 
COCHRANE, and Taylor is the 
son of Bryan Communication 
Studies professor Dr. Randy and 
Jennifer Hollingsworth. 

MELODY (FINDLEY) 
NASIATKA, '08, works as 
communication director for 



The Chambers Family 



John Hagee Ministries, an 
international television, radio, 
and print evangelism ministry in 
San Antonio, Texas. She and her 
husband, JEREMIAH, '09, live in 
San Antonio, where Jeremiah is 
national campus coordinator for 
Christians United for Israel. 

JASON FINNELL, '09 MBA, 
has been named director of 
development for the Boys & Girls 
Clubs of Gordon, Murray, and 
Whitfield counties in Georgia. 

BRITTANY MCGEHEE, '09, 
earned a top-ten spot in the Miss 
Louisiana Pageant in June. She 
was selected as a preliminary 
talent winner, and received the 
Miss America Academic Award, 
given by the national organization 
to the state contestant with the 
most outstanding academic record. 



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JORDAN LAWRENCE, '10x, 
and LAUREN PAGE, '09, were 
married Dec. 13, 2009, in Canton, 

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Ga. DR. DAVID LUTHER, 
'95H, led the Bryan College 
Chamber Singers during the 
ceremony. Bryan alumni in the 
wedding party included CARI- 
JEAN BOWMAN, '09; JESSIE 
LAPLUE, '09; and MICHAEL 
SCHROEDER, '09. Students in 
the wedding party included Molly 
Gehring, Ryan Smith, Andrew 
Davis, and Ben Cunningham. 
Leading the congregation in 
worship were students Danielle 
Wilson, Jason Hundley, Lindsay 
McKissick, and Chad Byers. 



Jordan and Lauren live in 
Kennesaw, Ga., where Jordan is 
studying American history and 
Lauren is teaching music at a 
Christian school. 

MICHAEL SCHROEDER, '10 
and MELISSA BROWN, '09, 
were married Jan. 23, 2010, in 
Chattanooga, Tenn. Alumni in the 
wedding party included DIANA 
PARKER, '08; CARRIE COOK, 
'09; PHILIP SCHROEDER, '05; 
JORDAN LAWRENCE, '10x; 
and DREW GOODMAN, '08. 
Students in the wedding included 



Amanda Elswick, Ryan Smith, 
Andrew Davis, Emily Hendrix, 
Jason Hundley, Seth Flores, and 
Matt Dee. ROY SMITH, '08, 
was pianist, and Dr. Peter Held, 
vice president for student life, 
officiated. 





ARNOLD MOLLETTE, '42x, of Red Jacket, W.Va., died 
Nov. 21, 2009. 

VERA MAE (SMITH) CARLSON, '48x, of 

Elyria, Ohio, died July 17, 2005. 

HERBERT H. CARLSON, '52x, of Elyria, Ohio, 
died April 17, 2009. 

Dr. DALMAIN CONGDON, '50, of 

Carol Stream, III., died April 6, 2009. 

DAVID C. HARMON, '56, of 

Grand Junction, Colo., died May 4, 2009. 

BARBARA (SMITH) STEPP, '56x, of 

Phoenix, Ariz., died Jan. 27, 2010. 

HAZEL (WYATT) KETCHERSID, '63, of 

Spring City, Tenn., died Nov. 8, 2009. 



BOB TAYLOR, '65, of Dayton, Tenn., 
died Feb. 4, 2010. 

Dr. BRYAN K. SHELLEY, '71, of 

Hendersonville, N.C., died Feb. 9, 2010. 

NESS JUDSON, '72, of Knoxville, Tenn., 
died Sept. 23, 2009. 

GLENN A. PORCELLA, '77, of Lake Placid, Fla., died 
Aug. 15, 2009. 

RANDALL SOUTHARD, '82, of Acworth, Ga., died Jan. 
13, 2010. 

KATHY (GROSSER) GARNER, '82x, of 

Wheat Ridge, Colo., died Jan. 2, 2010. 

ASHLEY TURLINGTON, '07x, of Lakeland, Fla., died 
Sept. 18, 2009. 



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Col. John Haynes 
Lilburn, Ga. 

Dr. Erwin Latimer 
Lookout Mountain, Tenn. 

Rev. Howard Park 
Pelham, Ala. 

Mr. T. Ramon Perdue 
Lookout Mountain, Ga. 

Hon. Lawrence Puckett 
Cleveland, Tenn. 



Dr. Arliss Roaden 
Brentwood, Tenn. 

Mrs. Betty Ruth Seera 
Dayton, Tenn. 

Dr. Mark Senter III 
Lake Forest, III. 

Mr. David Spoede 
Dallas, Texas 

Mr. Glenn Stophel 
Chattanooga, Tenn. 




Mr. Barry Whitney 
Augusta, Ga. 



Mr. James R.Wolfe 
Noblesville, Ind. 



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Bryan's campus will be a busy place 
this summer, providing a wide variety 
of summer programs for every 
member of your family 

Summit Conferences 

July 4-1 6 and July 1 8-30-Student 
July 1 8-23-Adult 

Sports 

Volleyball Camp 

June 14-17, Residential Team 

Camp 
June 18-19, Setter-Hitter Clinic 
June 21 -26, Satellite Camps 
July 7-10, Individual Skills Camp 

Men's Basketball Camp 
July 12-1 6, 

Education 

On-campus, online, and 
individualized options. 
bryon. edu/summer_courses 

Master of Business Administration 
orientation May 22. 
bryan.edu/mba 

Master of Arts in Christian Studies, 
orientation May 1 . 
bryan.edu/MACS 

The Aspire Degree Completion 
Program for adults begins its summer 
session May 25. bryan.edu/aspire 

Campus Visits 

schedule a Bryan campus tour 
bryan.edu/visit